Date and time: May 19 2005 (14:00 – 15:00). Non–standard date or time!
Room: 403 NB
Semantic Management of Web Services
- Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz - Landau, Germany
Web services constitute a middleware in order to model distributed applications and let them run on a set of heterogeneous platforms. Unfortunately, the many different Web service standards do not include a formal, let alone a common formal, model, which would allow to give an integrated, consistent view onto all of them. In this talk we sketch how ontologies may be used to integrate metadata about middleware in general and web services, in particular. Thus, we may answer about properties of web services in order to facilitate the life of the system developer and administrator for managing complex, distributed systems.